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Mother Tongues and Nations: The Invention of the Native Speaker

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This monograph examines the ideological legacy of the metaphors, mother tongue and native speaker, by historicizing their linguistic development. Early nation states constructed the ideology of ethnolinguistic nationalism, a composite of national language, identity, geography, and race that generated the philologies of (early) modernity and their genetic and arboreal famil ...more
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by Walter de Gruyter (first published June 1st 2010)
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